Acting United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a Bismarck, North Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
John James Moran, age 49, was indicted on May 4, 2021. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on June 3, 2021, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that Moran, who had previously been convicted of a sex crime and required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, failed to do so between August 17, 2020, and May 4, 2021.
The charge is merely an accusation and Moran is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper is prosecuting the case.
Moran was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
District of South Dakota